dolichocephalic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dolichocephalic having a relatively long head with a cephalic index of under 75
    • n dolichocephalic an adult with a long narrow head
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dolichocephalic Long-headed; pertaining to a long head: as, a dolichocephalic person or race; a dolichocephalic skull. This word is applied in ethnology to the persons or races having skulls the diameter of which from side to side, or the transverse diameter, is small in comparison with the longitudinal diameter, or that from front to back. The West African negro presents an example of the dolichocephalic skull. Broca applies the term dolichocephalic to skulls having a cephalic index of 75 and under, and this limit is generally adopted. Compare brachycephalic. Also dolichocephalous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dolichocephalic dol-i-ko-sef-al′ik long-headed, a term used to denote a head whose diameter from front to back is longer than from side to side—also Dolichoceph′alous
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Formed from Gr. dolichos, long, kephalē, the head.

Usage

In literature:

People having such skulls were called by Retzius 'dolichocephalic.
"On Some Fossil Remains of Man" by Thomas H. Huxley
I had hardly expected so dolichocephalic a skull or such well-marked supra-orbital development.
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Arthur Conan Doyle
People having such skulls were called by Retzius 'dolichocephalic.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
My skull is dolichocephalic.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The tall, blonde Teutonic type of the Row graves is dolichocephalic.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
If a brachycephalic father adopts a dolichocephalic son, the legal act cannot change the shape of the adopted son's skull.
"Prose Masterpieces from Modern Essayists" by James Anthony Froude, Edward A. Freeman, William Ewart Gladstone, John Henry Newman and Leslie Stephen
They were dolichocephalic rather than kumbocephalic.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898" by Various
Negroes and Papuans are strongly dolichocephalic.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
Of the yellow races the Eskimo is the most dolichocephalic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
The more perfect weapons must have told fearfully against the rude axes and arrows of the dolichocephalic.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
Both being brachycephalic, they are thus differentiated from the African negro, who is dolichocephalic.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
The skull was dolichocephalic or low mesaticephalic, with an average index of 75, of peculiar outline when viewed from above.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
There were no dolichocephalic skulls.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
DOLICHOCEPHALIC structure, possible cause of, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
C. and D. Dolichocephalic type of skull.
"Evolution and Classification of the Pocket Gophers of the Subfamily Geomyinae" by Robert J. Russell
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